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May. 27, 2015 @ 03:56 PM

Music on Main features tribute band

Fourth Creek Band will perform May 28.

May. 27, 2015 @ 03:59 PM

Police ask community help in murder case

The Monroe Police Department is seeking the help of the community in the investigation of the May 2 murder of 28-year-old Steven Clifton Smith.


May. 26, 2015 @ 03:06 PM

Veterans: It's not about pools, barbecue

Crowds gathered in events throughout Union County on Monday to remember those who have sacrificed their lives in military service in the United States.


May. 26, 2015 @ 03:03 PM

East Elementary assistant honored for work

Eileen Addy-O’Rourke, a 17-year veteran teacher assistant at East Elementary, has been chosen as the 2015 Teacher Assistant of the Year by the Union County Chapter of the North Carolina Association of Teacher Assistants (UCNCATA).


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May. 02, 2015 @ 07:04 PM

Crowder: 'I knew my time was coming'

Jamison Crowder 'went to bed kinda mad' Friday night, when he was passed up in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft. But he didn't have to wait long on Saturday to get the word that he is now a member of the Washington Redskins.

May. 02, 2015 @ 01:50 PM

Washington drafts Crowder in fourth round

Former Monroe High football star Jamison Crowder, who had an all-American career at Duke, became the highest-drafted player in Union County history (105th overall) on Saturday. Crowder is expected to play slot receiver and return punts in the NFL.


Apr. 21, 2015 @ 03:41 PM

Wotell leading Mavs to another successful season

Marvin Ridge's Max Wotell, an Arizona signee, is considered one of the top senior baseball players in the country, and he showed it in a doubleheader sweep against state powerhouse Piedmont. The left-handed pitcher struck out 15 and also stood out at the plate.


Apr. 21, 2015 @ 03:46 PM

Mitchell transferring from Vandy to Clemson

Former Cuthbertson High all-state point guard Shelton Mitchell has announced plans to leave Vanderbilt after his freshman year. He will sit out a season at Clemson and then have three years of eligility left.


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Apr. 02, 2015 @ 02:42 PM

The first lesson about catching fish

“You ain’t gonna catch any fish unless the hook is in the water.”


Mar. 31, 2015 @ 01:45 PM

Living 50 Plus: Music still moves Martha Lee

For Martha Lee, a resident of Brookdale Union Park, playing piano makes her happy and whenever she gets the chance to play she takes it.


Mar. 17, 2015 @ 01:00 PM

Seed packets are little encyclopedias

Seed packets are horticultural mini-encyclopedias packed full of vital instructions that will give you all the information you need to ensure success from germination to harvest.


Mar. 10, 2015 @ 04:41 PM

Get a garden head start; sprout seeds now

As you flip though seed catalogs this time of year your mouth begins to water at the promise of sweet vine-ripened tomatoes, crisp cucumbers and succulent ripe melons.


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Apr. 18, 2015 @ 01:17 PM

Letters to Editor

2015 Union County property tax increase

Don’t decriminalize opossum abuse

Abuse of authority


Mar. 14, 2015 @ 11:58 AM

Appearances can be deceiving

When people want to get away from the daily grind, the old routine, workaday world-they tend to have a place they can go to escape. A place where they are just plain happy to be. For me, that place is Belmont Abbey.


Feb. 21, 2015 @ 03:23 PM

Stopping growth is not an option, control is

I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve the citizens of Union County again on the Board of County Commissioners. One of the goals I have is to help bring a better understanding of the issues we face to the taxpayers.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

Letters to editor for Oct. 24

I believe in Kay Hagan

Stand up for Second Amendment


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Apr. 08, 2015 @ 03:38 PM

Larson set free

Wanda Sue Larson was released from the Union County Jail Wednesday afternoon. She served a week in jail after pleading guilty to child abuse charges in Union County Superior Court.

Apr. 02, 2015 @ 02:46 PM

Journey to Jerusalem

Seventh Day Adventist last week presented a recreation of the last days of Jesus Christ.


Mar. 30, 2013 @ 06:57 PM

The Eighth Station

Arriving at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, the church representing the eighth station of the cross, Mark Kocik, of Marshville, pauses in the archway for a scripture reading prior to entering the sanctuary for the church's traditional Good Friday service at noon. Several dozen Christians met at the First Presbyterian Church earlier to participate in the eight stations of the cross ceremony, carrying the cross to eight locations in the downtown area, pausing for prayer and scripture at each station.

Feb. 19, 2013 @ 10:39 PM

Frankie Richard

As temperatures once again climbed into the 60's recently, Frankie Richard, of Albemarle, steals a few rays of sunshine between customers last Tuesday afternoon at Union Thrift Store on Charlotte Avenue. Richard oversees the thrift shop for owner, Rick Roberts, four days a week.